World speed sailing record holder Rob Douglas, who last year broke the 50 mph barrier, will speak and show slides on the history of speed under sail on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Black Dog Tavern. His will be the first of this year’s Black Dog Winter Supper Lecture Series, organized and hosted by Sail Martha’s Vineyard.

The cost for dinner, which will include chowder, herb roasted salmon with tarragon leek sauce, gorgonzola mashed potatoes and maple glazed carrots, and the lecture is $20.00. Save the dates Feb. 11 and March 11 for the remaining two supper lectures in the series.